A festival for bread and wheat
The twelve-day Fête du Blé et du Pain has eight spectacular performances and much more to offer: Music, dance, poetry, fireworks, excitement, joy – and infrastructures from NUSSLI. There will be room for 5,100 spectators in the grandstands with 3,600 covered seats.
“Solstices” tells the story of famine and how three heroes from the four elements earth, water, air, and fire created a food that saved the villagers from starvation: Bread. With the production of the epic around the origin of bread, the village of Echallens celebrates the transformation of the wheat grain as saver of life into the crop, which founded the agriculture of the entire region.
Echallens puts on the wheat and bread spectacle every ten years. The festival will attract 40,000 spectators and 2,500 participants in its fourth run in the summer of 2018.